Backporting FFmpeg, Was: Packages Vlc 0.9
siretart at debian.org
Tue Apr 21 14:42:03 UTC 2009
Anthony DeRobertis <aderobertis at metrics.net> writes:
> Reinhard Tartler wrote:
>> I strongly believe that we can work around that issue by re-introducing
>> the old function calling the new function. [...]
> The bug log for #512946 says this has already been done by upstream,
> uploaded Feb 04 version 3:0.svn20090204-1.
Err, sure. but it requires all applications to be rebuilt that used to
use the internal function ff_gcd. Other applications do use that
internal symbol illegally, so upstream decided to rename it.
Which has consequences for applications using it.
>> [...] But beware,
>> this combination (old packages and newer ffmpeg) has not been tested by
> This sounds quite solvable. The backporter should certainly test it and,
> if needed, upload to e.g., people.d.o and ask for other testers before
> uploading to bpo.
This would need systematic checking. Unless a crowd of potential users
(and therefore testers) indicate interest, I don't want to go that
way. Especially since the other way I indicated would be much safer,
Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4
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